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Strong second half lifts Lady Colonels past the Ladyhounds, 5-2

By Editor | September 14, 2021

The score was tied early into the second half    IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – The Bourbon County Lady Colonels made the short journey over to the Paris Athletic Complex on Monday evening to take on the Paris Ladyhounds in a 40th district crosstown rival soccer showdown. With Coach Braden Powell’s…

Bourbon County High School to start Colonels Athletic Hall of Fame

By Editor | September 13, 2021

Creating a Hall of Fame provides opportunity to treasure school’s history   PRESS RELEASE I For BCHS Athletics   PARIS, KY – It was recently announced by Bourbon County High School Athletic Director Wendy Rankin Mahanna that Bourbon County will now start recognizing their long tradition of great athletes, coaches, teams, and supporters by starting…

If the weather allows, after nine years, crosstown rivals will meet on the football field tonight

By Editor | August 13, 2021

Although just a scrimmage, it’s still Paris verses Bourbon County in the “Doctor of Sports, Ivan K. Rice – Backyard Brawl”   STORY SUBMITTED I For The Citizen PARIS, KY – Over the past nine years, they’ve played each other in nearly every sport (boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, tennis, baseball, softball,…

Bourbon County hires Derek Robinson as their new girls basketball coach

By Editor | August 11, 2021

  D-Rob is glad to be back home to coach at his alma mater   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – There’s no place like home because home is the most satisfying place to be. Home would be the reason why a former Bourbon County Colonel star left his first head coaching…

Ryan Davis is back doing what he loves, playing baseball

By Editor | July 14, 2021

The former Paris star had a breakout season for Midway University’s baseball team   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   MIDWAY, KY – For former Pars Greyhound alum Ryan Davis, not playing the game of baseball for two years, made him realized how much he enjoyed it and he knew that he had to get…

“Doctor of Sports” playing to win…the game of life!

By Editor | July 2, 2021

Legendary local sportswriter is determined to beat cancer   Editor’s note: The Citizen over the past few weeks has received countless inquiries concerning the health and wellness of our beloved sports editor, Ivan “The Doctor of Sports” Rice. Staff writer Pat Conley’s piece, approved by “The Doctor,” attempts to reassure all those who’ve expressed concern…

Lady Colonels and Colonels track and field teams sending large contingent to state

By Editor | June 10, 2021

Click on this link to see Bourbon’s state track and field lineup Bourbon girls dominate relays to win program’s first region track and field title   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – The Bourbon County Lady Colonels swept three of the four relay events and received a nice boost from freshman sensation…

Paris track girls short on numbers, long on talent

By Editor | June 9, 2021

Click on this link for the Paris State 1A Track and Field lineup CLINE, OLIVER, CHUMBLEY AND SPEAKS SHINE AT THE CLASS A, REGION 5 TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com DANVILLE, KY – Paris missed the entire outdoor track season a year ago thanks to Covid, after coming off a…

Bourbon’s Cainon Akemon wrestling at the KHSAA State Championship today in Winchester

By Editor | March 27, 2021

The senior will compete in the 138 pound weight class   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   WINCHESTER, KY – The 2021 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships conclude today in Winchester as the event makes its inaugural appearance at George Rogers Clark HS for the final round. Due to COVID-19 attendance restrictions, today’s event is sold…

Bourbon’s Wesley Yazell will try to defend his state bowling title today in Louisville

By Editor | March 22, 2021

Bourbon bowlers dominate Region 7 Championships by winning the team and individual titles   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com     LOUISVILLE, KY – The 10th-annual KHSAA State Bowling Championships return to Louisville’s Executive Strike & Spare starting this morning with a modified three-day schedule. This afternoon, Bourbon County Colonel senior bowler Wesley Yazell, freshly…